KALAMAZOO, MI — Youth soccer gamers from throughout Southwest Michigan stepped down onto the sector at Waldo Stadium with a roar of help from household, buddies and mentors alike.
The Kalamazoo Division of Public Security teamed up with the Kalamazoo United Youth Soccer Affiliation to host a youth soccer jamboree Saturday at Waldo Stadium.
Groups such because the Grand Rapids Cougars traveled to Kalamazoo for the chance to play on the nationwide venue.
The occasion marked the primary steps of KUYFA coming into right into a partnership with the Nationwide Police Athletic/Actions League. This partnership will assist facilitate relationship constructing and mentorship between police and youth, bringing the group nearer collectively although athletics.
“As a public security division, it is part of us … to achieve the youth on the youngest age we will, in order that they perceive that relationships are necessary and to construct good character,” mentioned Vernon Coakley, assistant chief with Kalamazoo Public Security who performed soccer for the Western Michigan Broncos.